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I get to make predictions too now!

1. Yale
2. Stanford
3. Harvard
4. Columbia
5. New York
6. UChig
7. UPenn
8. UMich
9. Duke
10. UVirg
11. Northwestern
12. Boalt
13. Cornell
14. UCLA (My surprise pick!)

Btw, why is T14 so heaviliy emphasized?  What does the rank represent v. T13 or T15?

Thanks (sorry that may have been a really newbie question)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: February 21, 2005, 01:04:20 PM »

I have not applied to Hofstra yet, and I'm wondering if I apply so late, that they'
ll still be able to offer me some sort of scholarship?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ USC
« on: February 21, 2005, 12:49:28 PM »

i guess you can still get the ice cream at rite aid, but i remember the good ol' days when you could get a scoop for 35 CENTS, now it's like 1.45 a scoop or something.

you're right, loyola is not on the "business-ey" side of downtown, my bad.

and, yeah don't think of San Diego's Downtown as a cool hang out spot with things to do at night blah blah blah---that's more like UCLA/santa monica/the grove/beverly hills area.  Downtown in LA is scary, because it's not made for people at all, it was made solely for commerical business and so on.


  ::high-five:: anner!

*Ahem* three major cities...let's not forget San Diego  ::)

I like our system a lot, and I'm not going to give them an ultimatum: "Change or be dumb!"  Rather, it's just what I feel, people are in different boats, and we're forgetting that many people have to go to a public school or can't afford law school altogether--look at the undergraduate example: all the work being done at the UCs to continually expand diversity outreach.  For those in this group, it is unfair to compete against out of state students, because in one hand, yes the out of state need to pay more tuition, but the in state would be denied a law school education all together, because even a fourth tier law school is more expensive than the UC:

California Western: 26,2000
In State UCH: 13,735
Out of State UCH: 24,401

Thus, it brings me back to my point: If a student is denied a spot at UCH (our lowest ranked public law school) and doesn't have the money to churn out an extra 36,000 dollars for three years at a tier four school, then how is that fair to california residents who already support the system!  I would rather have the out of state student attend a comparable private law school than be swayed by the location/weather/price/etc of a public law school.

Not to forget that an out of state student can become an California resident after a year.  So with the Boalt example, it would actually be a savings of 36,000 in three years, versus that of being at stanford for three years.

Oh yeah, fun tidbit, I believe if you cut a line across California horizontal like an hour above Los Angeles, you would have half the population below it, and half the population above it.   :P

what is going on with california weather! we're having biblical-like flooding! boo!


i disagree. if each state put as much money into public schools as california did, those states would have great law schools too.

the residents of california pay taxes that go directly towards education, creating great UC/CSU/JC programs.  thus, other residents are coming and getting into a great program that the state of california helps subsidize.

i understand that out of state students pay larger education fees, but they still can't compare to that of other similar private schools.

for example boalts instate is 17,000 whereas it's out of state is 29,000, yet stanfords tuition is at 33,000.  so i feel that if out of state students want to attend an state insitution, the price should be atleast that of similar competition.

this way, it gives no incentive or breaks to out of state students, which i feel is more fair, this way whatever school they choose to go to, isn't based on cheaper costs that are subsidized by california residents.

not to mention that everytime an out of state student takes one of our seats, an in state student who has (or family has) contributed towards california taxes for education is not going to recieve a return on those taxes.

thus, i'm sorry that california has a great public education program, but other states could also if they beef up their taxation.

states are different, and it's never going to be fair, otherwise i'd want a disney world here in california...disneyland just doesn't cut it.

but if a state (not saying your state, or whoever's state) has low taxes and then the people complain they don't get the same public services as a state with much higher taxes, then make a commitment to change your state rather than flee from it and take advantage of another state's programs.

i understand your example about new york and florida, but if their state wanted to provide a great educational system for their residents, they can, it's not impossible, but they choose to prioritize other programs instead.

in state schools provide opportunities for in state students to gain an education who could otherwise not afford it.  and i feel it sucks to force an in state student to either attend an in state school or not be able to go to school, because the privates are just too expensive.  thus, everytime a seat that could have been available for an in state student is given away to an out of state student, that applicant could be denied an education in law.

i obviously do not agree that all in states should exclude all out of states, becaues that limits diversity and learning.  however, if a commitment was made towards california residents then i would feel a lot more secure with why we pay taxes for education, and why we bother having public schools in the first place.  otherwise, strip them of their funding and force them all to privatize.

obviously we disagree, but no hard feelings, right?    :P

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What does HTH mean????
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:48:24 PM »

thank you all!

is there such thing as a fourth tier?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ USC
« on: February 20, 2005, 02:56:39 PM »
Congrats on USC!! Is the neighboorhood really that bad?

USC is large enough that you forget you are in a not so nice section of town. Loyola's neighborhood is another story!

Do go on about Loyola!  It's right next to the staples center in the heart of downtown los angeles right?  is it that scary?  my mom used to work nearby in what was the "Thrifty HQ."  Does anyone still remember Thrifty's and their Award-Winning Ice Cream and their crazy ice cream scouper?

I digress, but good times.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What does HTH mean????
« on: February 20, 2005, 02:54:20 PM »

Now don't go all crazy, but what does:

T.T.T. mean?

Serioulsy STFU if you're gonna go on and on about poop.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: San Diego
« on: February 20, 2005, 02:51:39 PM »

I go to UC-San Diego, so we're neighbors. 

From what I've seen, it is "beautiful" due to it's lofty spanish architecture.  It has a more traditional feel to the campus versus UCSD which is very contempoary.

The school is small, it is a private catholic school, and thus cannot compare to the bigger UCs (UCSD for example has some 20,000 undergrad alone.)

However, the important deceision about going to USD is if you like San Diego as a whole.  Because you're not going to live inside a bubble.  The San Diego area is very slow moving, suburban/bougie.  If you like this sort of life, where everything closes at around 7pm so the old people can go to sleep.  Then this is your city.  Not to mention the GREAT location of beaches we have.  Surfing/fun in the sun activities are great here.  Also, we probably have the best climate anywhere in ::pause:: THE WORLD! 

So if you want to see the seasons change, don't come here.

When the temperatures go above 90 degrees, it's considered "deathly hot" whereas if they drop below 50 it's considered to be "hell freezing over."

So go figure, we're pampered.

Not to mention, but USD is also the BEST law school in the San Diego/Lower Orange County area.  You'll have first dibs in our ever growing commercial/downtown sector.

Alright, I'm not sure if this helped.  But yay on USD for you!  (Did you get any $$)


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In @ USC
« on: February 20, 2005, 02:30:44 PM »

.obtw.  when you do decide where you want to go, please w/d ur application(s), as to give the rest of us some hope. pllleeeeassseee!  thanks  :P

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